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Andres Parez of Mexico wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of August 5th

Zachary Dash
Andres Parez of Mexico wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of August 5th

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.  

The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of August 2nd is 12-year-old Andres Parez from Mexico.

How long have you been playing tennis for?

Since I was eight years old, this is my fourth week.

Who are your coaches?

Coach Julio Zavala.

What are your favorite things about IMG Academy and why?

So many things. I make friends from all over the world.

Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?

I warm up. 

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

David Ferrer.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

I shake the hand of my opponent.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I think, “I am going to win”.

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